COLE WANTS TO STAY
Ashley Cole doesn’t have any plans to make a move away from Stamford Bridge during the upcoming mid-season transfer window.
He wants to remain at Chelsea and is hoping that he gets a contract extension in the second half of the ongoing season.
Cole’s form of late has been quite poor and he hasn’t been named even in the match day squads of Chelsea in some of their recent games.
Chelsea has to play a couple of games this week and Cole is expected to be given a playing opportunity in one of those two games, probably in the game against Stoke City which is going to be played on Saturday. If he gets the opportunity, that will be his first appearance for the Blues in the last 4 weeks. The last time that he had featured for Chelsea was on 2nd of last month in the game against Newcastle United
Cole has struggled a bit with his fitness too in the last few weeks. Because of his rib injury, he couldn’t feature for the Three Lions in their last couple of World Cup qualifying games against Poland and Montenegro. He did make an appearance for England in the friendly game against Germany a few days back and ended up aggravating his rib problem in that match.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, Cole said, “I have always been given a lot of support here at Chelsea and I hope I continue getting the same kind of support in future as well. I think I can still give a lot to the side.”
Cole had been brought at Stamford Bridge 7 years back in 2006. He has so far played more than 200 Premier League matches for the Blues and has scored 7 goals in those matches.